Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
TOTAL BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS SERVED BY PCFD#23
Good Morning!
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
NWS FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
OVERNIGHT: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy. Low around 49, with temperatures rising to around 52 overnight. East southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
TUESDAY: A slight chance of rain before 11am. Partly sunny. High near 63, with temperatures falling to around 61 in the afternoon. South southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Rain likely after 11pm. Mostly cloudy. Low around 49, with temperatures rising to around 53 overnight. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
WEDNESDAY: Rain before 5pm, then rain showers. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Southeast wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Forecast Updated: 9/22/2020 3:10 AM | Last Retrieved: 9/22/2020 4:18 AM
2020 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2020 AVG DIFF
Total: 243 191 +27%
EMS: 186 (77%) 139 (73%) +34%
Fire: 46 (19%) 36 (19%) +28%
Other: 11 (5%) 16 (8%) -31%
Total in 2019: 342 (0.94 calls/day)
So far in 2020, we've had an average of 1.00 calls per day
As of Monday, August 31, 2020
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
HIGH
Updated 09/22/2020
Lewis County
MODERATE
Updated 09/22/2020
BURN BANS
Pierce County
ALL outdoor burning including recreational and cooking fires (except a gas grill) during this Red Flag event is prohibited until the Red Flag event is over as determined by the National Weather Service
Effective 07/30/2020 08:00 AM
Lewis County
Effective 2:00 p.m. September 8, 2020, the Lewis County Fire Marshal will modify and upgrade burn restrictions to prohibit all outdoor burning. Recreational campfires are NOT allowed at this time.
Effective 09/08/2020 02:00 PM
DNR Pierce County
Outdoor burning, the use of charcoal briquettes, and prescribed burns are banned on all forest lands within the State of Washington under Department of Natural Resources fire protection through September 30, 2020
Effective 07/28/2020 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
Outdoor burning, the use of charcoal briquettes, and prescribed burns are banned on all forest lands within the State of Washington under Department of Natural Resources fire protection through September 30, 2020
Effective 07/28/2020 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
Effective Sept 9, 2020: Closure Order 06-03-00-20-06 temporarily prohibits the building, maintaining, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire, including charcoal fire or pellet fire in GPNF.
Effective 09/09/2020 12:00 PM
Air Quality
No burn ban
Effective 08/23/2018 01:00 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 09/09/2020 04:23 PM by SRB
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PCFD#23 COVERAGE AREA

Our district covers an area of 67 square miles, including the communities of Ashford, Elbe, Alder, and Big Creek. We also provide and receive mutual aid with the surrounding areas of South Pierce Fire & Rescue, Eatonville Fire Department, Mineral Fire Department, and Mount Rainier National Park.

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